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Biden holds 11 point lead over Trump in Michigan: poll

Biden holds 11 point lead over Trump in Michigan: poll
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden leads Trump by 8 points nationally: poll Ivanka Trump raises million in a week for father's campaign On The Money: McConnell says Congress will take up stimulus package at start of 2021 | Lawmakers see better prospects for COVID deal after election MORE is leading President TrumpDonald John TrumpStephen Miller: Trump to further crackdown on illegal immigration if he wins US records 97,000 new COVID-19 cases, shattering daily record Biden leads Trump by 8 points nationally: poll MORE in the critical swing state of Michigan by 11 points, roughly three weeks out from Election Day, according to a new Hill/Harris poll.

Fifty-four percent of voters said they supported Biden, while 43 percent said the same about Trump, according to the poll that was released exclusively to The Hill. 

The RealClearPolitics polling average shows Biden leading Trump in the state by 6.7 percentage points.

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The president flipped Michigan four years ago, narrowly winning it over then-Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump may continue to campaign after Election Day if results are not finalized: report Hillicon Valley: Biden campaign slams Facebook after thousands of ads blocked | Majority of voters in three swing states saw ads on social media questioning election validity: poll | Harris more often the target of online misinformation Analysis: Where the swing states stand in Trump-Biden battle MORE by less than a percentage point.

However, this state, along with a number of other battleground states Trump won in 2016, is now in play.

The Hill/Harris poll also showed Biden leading in Pennsylvania by 5 points, 51 percent to 46 percent. In Florida, the two candidates tied at 48 percent.

“President Trump has made a lot of progress in Florida and us closing in there but he has a lot of ground to make up in key Midwestern states,” said Hill/Harris polling director Mark PennMark PennCountdown to victory — but whose? Plurality of voters say U.S. coronavirus measures are not strict enough: poll Exclusive poll: Biden leads in Florida, Pennsylvania and North Carolina MORE. “Biden is polling better with suburban and all-important older voters upset about the virus.”

“This time the Democrats see the Trump strategy and so far are blocking it to put back the blue wall,” he continued. “Trump has defied the odds before but these are some tough odds.”

The Hill/Harris battleground polls were conducted online among likely voters within Florida (965 likely voters), Michigan (1,289 likely voters), and Pennsylvania (992 likely voters) between Oct. 12-15.
 
Results were weighted among registered voters for age within gender, region, race/ethnicity, income, education, political party and political ideology where necessary to align them with their actual proportions in the population and then filtered by likely voters.